People: Artist Presenters

Featuring artists — filmmakers and poets, musicians and performance artists, writers and craftspersons, who have presented at the Sanctuary!


Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde is an Afro-Latin-reggae-rock fusion band that inspires audiences to dance to the movement of rebellion. The Puerto Rican vocalist Taina Asili carries on the tradition of …


Blaine O’Neill is a bioartist that plays a huge part in The Sanctuary for Independent Media and their community workshops. O’Neill is an artist, designer, and activist and a member of the performance + art …


The Battlefield Band has been at the forfront of scottish music and continues to woo their audiences with their amazing talent in celtic music. T


Christine Salem sings dangerous tunes that rouse the spirits and challenge the authorities – which means that her shows are as controversial as they are spellbinding. The …


Female Vets Speak is the exhibit that featured photography by residents from the Female Guardian House, a transitional home for female veterans in Ballston Spa. Their voices and visions were born out of a class run …


The Bread and Puppet Theater celebrates their 50th Anniversary with performances from classic shows including “King Story,” an early anti-war piece which was originally performed in 1967, “President and Chair,” created in 1992 …


Paul Vanouse is an artist working in Emerging Media forms.  Radical interdisciplinarity and impassioned amateurism guide his practice. Since the early 1990s his artwork has addressed complex issues raised by varied new techno-sciences using these …


Vieux Farka Toureone of the most celebrated African guitarists in history, came to the Sanctuary in October of 2013. Also known as the “Hendrix of the Sahara,” Vieux Farka Toure is a …


Eleanor Goldsmith, an editor and videographer, has come to The Sanctuary for Independent Media to lead meany different workshops. She covers the tools and techniques for perfecting video images, enhancing aesthetic and technical qualities in the …


Committed Artists

Isaiah Zagar will lead the community in a Mosaic Art charrette and Mosaic Construction with recycled materials workshop. Through more than years of creating artwork on a grand, public scale, Isaiah Zagar has helped …


This show is available online here (click on individual tracks at right) and on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery.

Amiri Baraka

 


This show is available online here (click on individual tracks at right) and on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery.

Dave Barrett

 


This show is available online here (click on individual tracks at right) and on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery.

Weasel Walter

 


This show is available online here (click on individual tracks at right) and on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery.

Jason Mears

 


This show is available online here (click on individual tracks at right) and on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery.

William Hooker

 


This show is available online here (click on individual tracks at right) and on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery.

Ras Moshe

 


This show is available online here (click on individual tracks at right) and on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery.

Ravish Momin

 


This show is available online here (click on individual tracks at right) and on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery.

Nicole Peyrafitte

 


This show is available online here (click on individual tracks at right) and on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery.

Michael Vlatkovich

One …


This show is available online here (click on individual tracks at right) and on DVD directly from Downtown Music Gallery.

Tatsuya Nakatani